Kerri Strug

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    Athletics? What all does it take to become a gold medal Olympic champion? In the summer Olympics of 1996, gymnast Kerri Strug learned the hard way. As Kerri landed from a vault she snapped her ankle, but did her coach Bela Karolyi have her seek medical attention then? As I searched for my article, five articles titled similar to “20 Badass Athletes Who Played Through Serious Injuries” appeared in just the first two search pages. These webpages set the example for young children that playing with pain and injury is part of that what makes athletes great. What will stop the little leaguer from playing with a sprained ankle, or the young gymnast to ignore a stress fracture if part of the process of competition is…

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    The Dreams of Success Everyone in America is given the chance to achieve success. The Olympic Games gave equal opportunity to Michael Phelps, Kerri Strug, and Serena Williams to achieve success in the personal live allowed them to leave their mark on history, with hard work, determination, and initiative. Michael Phelps had a rough childhood. At the age of seven he was diagnosed with ADHD. Phelps recalls this life event by saying, “ADHD was hard for me but I quickly overcame it. But it aided me…

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    Comaneci was first gymnast to receive a perfect score at an olympic games. Nadia is also known for her success at a young age. She was only 14 years old at the olympics. Olga Korbut was the first gymnast to a backwards aerial somersault on beam. Sadly, her olympic experience didn’t end on a high note. After her chance of gold slipped away Ogla showed emotion, which no other gymnast had done before. Mary Lou Retton won the gold in 1984. It was the first time a female gymnast outside Eastern…

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